What Happened to Working Wood 3?

Many of you have asked me about this knowing that I planned to continue the series.

If you purchased my book Working Wood 1&2: the Artisan Course with Paul Sellers, you know that in that book and the accompanying DVDs I stated that I would be adding further publications to this first series.

The publisher of that work, Artisan Media Ltd, and I, parted company in April 2012. However, I now understand that they plan to continue the series with the future release of a book and DVD series entitled Working Wood 3. You might wrongly assume that this or any other continuation of the series by the same publishers might be my continuation of the course I started in Working Wood 1&2.

This is not the case. I am not the author of this book, Working Wood 3, or any other upcoming works for this publisher.

I am telling you all this in the hope of preventing any confusion.

I am dedicated to releasing new content in book and DVD format but will be doing so through a different publisher.


  1. thanks for the heads up. when can we expect your own body of work? i know you have been working on for some time as you have mentioned same in other posts .just a dedicated follower who enjoys and loves the way you teach ,write and work wood

  2. Thanks for the information. I had wondered about that. I’ll look forward to any future books and continue to enjoy Woodworking Masterclasses!

  3. Thank you for the info – I’ve been looking forward to more books and DVDs in your Artisan series! Any idea when your part 3 will be out?

    1. I think you’ve misunderstood me here. I will not be coming out with a part three.

      1. I understand. I presumed you would carry on from where part 1&2 left off, but with your new publisher. I wish you all the best, and look forward to details of your new books and DVDs!

  4. Paul thanks for the heads up. I am looking forward to your new book when it becomes available and will make sure not to confuse it with your old publisher. I like your style of working and will continue to follow you as long as I am physically able.


  5. Paul, Thanks for the clarification. I have previously purchased parts 1 & 2. I was disappointed in the “flashiness” of the publication & DVDs. It did not fit your personality as demonstrated in your Masterclass series and your blog. Your down to earth style makes learning so much more effective and enjoyable.


    1. I think that’s how most people expressed their feelings including myself. Since then we have trained our own staff who are now steering things in a more positive direction and the outcome seems pleasing to everyone and the realness we seek is woven into our current and future work.

  6. Hi Paul, will you be creating a book on hand planes for publication at some point? I thought I remember you mentioning it. I think it would
    be a great topic.

  7. I get so much more out of the Masterclasses videos than the book. It is about looking over your shoulder the way you use the tools and the rythem, the sounds. Seeing the video, even muted, answers many of my questions. I believe things like that cannot be articulated in a book. In my opinion, for your time investment, there is more bang for the buck in your excellent amateur film crew. Hats off to everyone.

  8. Thanks for the info. I would have purchased the book and then been disapointed. Can’t wait for your next book!

  9. So if I’m understanding you Paul, in “Working Wood 1&2: the Artisan Course with Paul Sellers” you did the videos and then the publisher added all the glitz and glam between the videos basically without your knowledge or consent? Am I understanding you correctly Paul?



  10. Paul, I am looking forward to the new book and DVD that YOU are producing. Hope it is available soon as I learned so much from your 1&2 series and book.
    Mike O’Brien

    1. I will always be thankful for the support my wife has given me in my work through the decades.

  11. I am so glad that i read this having almost spent £150 on the original set. Is there a crossover into the new book and dvd you released Paul or is it worth getting both?

    Many thanks


    1. Ed,

      The original book and DVDs is well worth buying if you haven’t already. Paul’s new book and DVD are also more than worth the money. Take care.


  12. I’m wondering about all the content from Paul’s hope chest project that was going to this book.

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